Your gift could open up a world of magic and adventure for Lily-Grace

Once upon a time, there was a girl called Lily-Grace

Lily-Grace was a happy little girl who loved to read. She also had limited sight because she was born prematurely. She had one Christmas wish, which was to read the enchanting tale of The Nutcracker.

Lily-Grace needed a Talking Book to read The Nutcracker. Talking Books are magical things that give the joy of reading to children and adults who can't read ordinary books because they are blind or partially sighted.

However, Talking Books are very costly to create, so this is where you come into the story.

You can make Lily-Grace's Christmas wish come true

By giving a gift, you can help Lily-Grace and thousands of children and adults with sight loss to enjoy The Nutcracker and other wonderful stories.

Right now, only seven per cent of books are available as a Talking Book.

Can you help us create more Talking Books for children like Lily-Grace, and open up the magical world of reading?

Make a Christmas gift today

Image shows Lily-Grace lying on her bed, wearing headphones and listening to a Talking Book through an iPadVoting for the next Talking Book has now closed

Thanks to your kind support for our appeal, we are pleased to announce that we have just recorded The Nutcracker.

We also asked you to vote for the next book you would like us to record and turn into a Talking Book. This was based on the following options:

  • The Break by Marian Keyes
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway by Jeff Kinney
  • The Rooster Bar by John Grisham
  • Origin by Dan Brown 
  • Hetty Feather’s Christmas by Jacqueline Wilson

With over 2,500 votes received, the poll has now closed! We will be calculating them over Christmas, with the winner being annouced in the New Year.

Learn more about Lily-Grace, the star of our Christmas appeal

All gifts we receive will be used to help blind and partially sighted people wherever the need is greatest.